Karthikeyan denies considering Indycar switch

472 views

Oct.23 (GMM) Narain Karthikeyan has played down reports he is eyeing a switch to Indycar racing for 2013.

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT F1 Team HRT jumps at the chicane
Narain Karthikeyan, HRT F1 Team HRT jumps at the chicane

Photo by: xpb.cc

While Pedro de la Rosa is expected to remain at HRT next season, the Spanish team is believed to be assessing its options regarding the sister cockpit.

35-year-old Karthikeyan, however, insists he deserves to stay in 2013.

"I think I have been driving well and out-qualifying a senior pro like Pedro de la Rosa on a couple of occasions has given me immense confidence," he told the IANS news agency ahead of his home Grand Prix in India this weekend.

"I am fit and good enough to be in F1 for another two/three seasons."

The Indian, who was establishing a Nascar career in 2010 until he returned to F1 with HRT, denied he is now looking at returning to the American scene by seeking an Indycar test.

"I don't know where these rumours of me switching to Indycar emanated from," said Karthikeyan. "The brightest thing for 2013 will be another season with HRT."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Rumor
Tags de la rosa, hrt, karthikeyan

User photos

Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Upload photo